Exploring Problem Based Learning in Schools

January 2021December 2023
ARC Linkage Project

This project investigates the potential contribution of Problem Based Learning to school based Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education. The project expects to generate new knowledge about how the principles defining this PBL approach can support primary and secondary teachers to enhance learning opportunities and build STEM literacy. The project actively positions teachers as researchers interrogating their practice. Expected project outcomes include a pedagogical framework developed with teachers, and illustrations of practice capturing problem based learning in a range of school settings. Potential benefits include support for teachers, school leadership and sectors seeking to enhance STEM education.

Project led by Monash University in collaboration with UQ, Catholic Education Melbourne, and Brisbane Catholic Education.

Project members

Peter Ellerton

Senior Lecturer
School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Director - Curriculum and Pedagogy
UQ Critical Thinking Project